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February 2020

Presidents’ Day

February 17, 2020
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May 2020

Mothers’ Day

May 10, 2020
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Memorial Day

May 25, 2020
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June 2020

Fathers’ Day

June 21, 2020
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July 2020

Independence Day

July 4, 2020
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September 2020

Labor Day

September 7, 2020
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October 2020

Columbus Day

October 12, 2020
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November 2020

Election Day

November 3, 2020
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Veterans Day

November 11, 2020

As we remember those who served, let us pray for peace.On November 11, 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans:The White House, November 11, 1919A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order and to…

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Thanksgiving Day in USA

November 26, 2020
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May 2021

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021
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June 2021

Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal…

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